Opening Session 1A

Wednesday26Oct.3:00 p.m.Wednesday5:30 p.m.Opening Session 1A

Event Details

Doors open: 2 p.m.
Pre-session: 3 p.m.
Session chair: National FFA President, Cole Baerlocher

  • Reflections
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Presentation of State Flags
  • National Advisor’s Welcome
  • Grand Entry, National FFA Band and Chorus
  • Sponsor and Donor Recognition
  • Keynote Speaker: Tamika Catchings
  • Closing Ceremony

Speakers for this event

  • Cole Baerlocher

    Cole Baerlocher

    2021-22 National FFA President

    2021-22 National FFA President

  • Tamika Catchings

    Tamika Catchings


    One of the most decorated athletes of all time, Tamika Catchings has left an indelible mark at every level of the game. Catchings is a 4-time Olympic gold medalist, 10-time WNBA All-Star, 5-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a WNBA Champion. Beyond her on-court success, she is known for her off-court professionalism and was a 3-time recipient of the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship award. In 2004, she launched the Catch the Stars Foundation, which empowers youth by providing goal setting programs that promote Fitness, Literacy and Youth development. Since her retirement from professional basketball, she added business owner to her resume as well. A true champion of the people, Tamika divides her time between family, business interests, broadcasting, corporate boards, and philanthropy.



(Wednesday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Lucas Oil Stadium

500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225

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